"So lucky to have friends like these..."

Otherness is a celebration of unlikely connections and close friendships that have developed over the last decade between Barossa Restaurateur Grant Dickson and local South Australian winemakers. Chance encounters, shared enthusiasms and a willingness to embrace new, perhaps untried possibilities within a region often unfairly stereotyped for producing only richly styled wine.

The Otherness project is always respectful of the Barossa’s status quo. It has no mandate to alter the region’s viticultural or winemaking landscape. The collaborating winemakers’ own projects are often representative of the best of the traditional winemaking practices that continue to draw enthusiastic visitors to our region; wine enthusiasts hungrily collect the wines that they release under their own labels.



What initially started as a series of winemaking collaborations between esteemed local winemakers and Grant Dickson has since morphed into all-encompassing food and wine lovers delight. Situated in the main street of Angaston, Otherness is many things to many people – A premium wine producer working with some of the most respected winemakers in the country, a cellar door, wine bar & now food destination with chef; Sam Smith recently joining the team.

One of the charms of Otherness is how it reveals itself in different ways from morning to evening.

From 8am Coffee, pastries, bread & wine takeaway sales.
The aroma of freshly baked sourdough & pastries waft through the sunlit space courtesy of onsite baker extraordinaire ‘Breaking Bread’ aka Sarah Voigt. Take a seat and watch the village of Angaston come to life over coffee & pastries, while the local winemaking fraternity file through to peruse the shelves for a bottle to take away and drink later – Chablis, Beaujolais, German Riesling or something local, it’s catered for in what has inconspicuously become Barossa’s most exciting “bottle shop”.
* Fresh bread & pastries available Thursday, Friday & Saturday

From 11am Wine tasting & sales (available throughout the day).
It’s here Grant Dickson is in his element imparting his extensive wine knowledge, while weaving stories for visitors and taking them on a journey through the Otherness wine range. A must for wine lovers, especially who share a love of Riesling – Ask about the Riesling masterclass and discover why international wine journalist Stuart Pigott titled his 2014 book “The Riesling Story – BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH”.

From 12noon Lunch & wine service. Simple tasty dishes, perfect with a glass of wine!
Otherness’ menu has been masterfully curated by Sam Smith; one of the most talented chefs in the country. Sam has perfected the art of quality, simple, tasty food with class and sophistication… Just add wine!

From 3pm Unwind and forget the world with a glass of something nice.
The perfect place to escape and enjoy a quiet drink, whether it’s a glass of Chablis or amaro we have you covered.

From 6pm Dinner & Drinks
Sit down, relax, eat & drink well. We have taken the seriousness out of quality dining and created a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great food and wine with the community at heart. Once again you are shown the true talents of Sam Smith with an inspired menu, while you are reminded why Grant Dickson was previously responsible for winning ‘Australia’s Wine List of the Year’.
* Dinner available Thursday, Friday & Saturday


Thursday: 8am – 10pm

Friday: 8am – 10pm

Saturday: 8am – 10pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Monday: 11am – 5pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

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